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March 28, 2017

In The News

February 16, 2017

"We are making tremendous progress in instrumenting vehicles to know everything that's happening around them, but there are just not enough sensors looking at the driver inside the car," said Anuj Pradhan, assistant research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.


February 16, 2017

"While one generation may have learned the hard way about the dangers of a specific drug ... the next generation may have to learn the same lesson all over again," said Richard Miech, research professor at the Institute for Social Research.


February 15, 2017

The number of retirement-age Americans taking at least three psychiatric drugs more than doubled between 2004-13, even though almost half of them had no mental health diagnosis on record, according to research led by Donovan Maust, assistant professor of psychiatry.

The New York Times

February 15, 2017

"Political discourse has degenerated to the point where purportedly factual claims have been removed from the realm of empirical testing and have become nothing more than declarations of tribal identity, of whose side one is on," said Elizabeth Anderson, professor of philosophy and women's studies.

The Huffington Post

February 15, 2017

Michael Daugherty, professor of music composition, and Joseph Gramley, associate professor of music and director of percussion, spoke about what it was like to be part of Sunday's Grammy ceremony, where both won awards.


February 14, 2017

"The Trump administration has focused much more on the flip side of the coin: that (withdrawing from regional trade deals) will bring production into the U.S. and create more jobs. But I'm not sure they have thought through the short-term pain that these moves will inflict on us as consumers," said Puneet Manchanda, professor of marketing.

The Christian Science Monitor

February 14, 2017

Reuven Avi-Yonah, professor of law, says that a Republican plan to reduce tax rates on exports will greatly benefit U.S. hedge-fund managers, many of whom have wealthy clients overseas.

The Washington Post

February 14, 2017

"In general, the education secretary has less influence over education than other cabinet secretaries have over their spheres of influence, both in terms of funding and operating responsibility, because education is still largely a state and local operation. Her influence will be felt in what she doesn't do, as much as what she does do," said Brian Jacob, professor of education, public policy and economics, on the appointment of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. 

The Detroit News

February 13, 2017

"We're moving from a period where Detroit was dealing with decline and failure to a period of ambition and success. I see the show as a symbol that will open up a new range of possibilities for the city," said Robert Fishman, professor and interim dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, referring to the Venice Architecture Biennale Exhibition.

Architects + Artisans

February 13, 2017

When symptoms go missing from the electronic health record, the impact reaches beyond patient care, says Paula Anne Newman-Casey, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences: "The data captured in the electronic health record, if it is highly accurate, can be used to improve the quality of care that we deliver in a way that data captured on paper charts never made possible."